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  1. Gordon Hayward hits the game-winner to drop the Kings (VIDEO)

    Nov 24, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Gordon Hayward

    The Kings led the Jazz by 13 points with eight and a half minutes to play, but funny things tend to happen in Utah, especially to a team that’s now 3-9 on the season with the worst record in the Western Conference. This game-ending play was one of them, as Gordon Hayward somehow finds himself…

  2. Pau Gasol benched in latest Lakers loss, wants more touches in the post

    Nov 24, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Mike D'Antoni

    The Lakers have lost two straight after winning their first with Mike D’Antoni in place on the sidelines, and in both of those games, the frontcourt combination of Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol was completely shut down. The home win over Brooklyn was solid, but the loss in Sacramento was embarrassing, and the loss in…

  3. Marc Gasol crosses himself while pleading his case to a referee (VIDEO)

    Nov 24, 2012, 8:00 AM EST

    Kenneth Faried, Marc Gasol

    Marc Gasol was called for a double-dribble violation late in the fourth quarter of the Grizzlies win over the Lakers on Friday. He swore he didn’t do it, but the replay showed otherwise, which is no big deal … except for the way he gestured to the referee while attempting to proclaim his innocence. Gasol…

  4. Lin’s Rockets put up 131 points in rout of Knicks

    Nov 24, 2012, 12:13 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Houston Rockets

    The Knicks were one of the pleasant surprises of the early season, getting out to an 8-1 start behind one of the league’s top defenses. But two games in a row they’ve had their opponent score at will — Dallas put up 114 in a win over New York on Wednesday, and the Rockets dropped…

  5. Lakers continue to struggle as they lose to league-best Grizzlies

    Nov 23, 2012, 11:37 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers players Jordan Hill, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum sit on the bench shortly before their defeat by the Denver Nuggets in Denver

    Any spike in energy the Lakers benefited from after the team fired Mike Brown and replaced him with Mike D’Antoni seems to have been short-lived, and after a 106-98 loss in Memphis on Friday, it may now be gone altogether. No, the mere presence of D’Antoni patrolling the sidelines won’t be enough to fix the…

  6. All nine of Paul George’s three-pointers against the Hornets (VIDEO)

    Nov 23, 2012, 4:21 PM EST

    Paul George, Roy Hibbert

    Paul George had a monster night on Wednesday, pouring in 37 points and helping his team to a much-needed overtime victory over the Hornets. The majority of those points came from three-point distance, as George hit 9-of-13 from long range to just bury New Orleans in buckets. All nine can be seen in the video…

  7. D’Antoni says Steve Blake could return Tuesday

    Nov 23, 2012, 3:39 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers' Bryant and Blake celebrate beating Denver Nuggets at their NBA Western Conference playoff in Los Angeles

    Point guard play has always been a source of consternation for Lakers fans, but the issues there were supposed to be all taken care of with the offseason acquisition of Steve Nash. Nash has missed the last 10 games with a non-displaced leg fracture, however, and while the majority of his time missed due to…

  8. Kendrick Perkins wants to guard Rajon Rondo when Thunder face the Celtics

    Nov 23, 2012, 3:01 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo Kendrick Perkins

    Plenty of story lines are in play when the Thunder face the Celtics, as they will Friday night in Boston, due to the 2010 deal between the two teams that saw Kendrick Perkins and Jeff Green trade places. Both players were thought at the time to be untouchable members of each team’s core, with Perkins…

  9. Report: Lakers show interest in Raja Bell

    Nov 23, 2012, 2:15 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kobe Bryant has long been interested in adding Raja Bell as a teammate. He tried to convince Bell to sign in Los Angeles back in 2010, but Bell chose to go with Utah instead. Now, with Bell’s former coach Mike D’Antoni holding down the head coaching job in Los Angeles, the team might be interested…

  10. Raymond Felton tired of Jeremy Lin comparisons

    Nov 23, 2012, 1:42 PM EST

    Jeremy Lin

    The Knicks play the Rockets Friday night, and the matchup will mark the first time that Jeremy Lin will face his former team after making a name for himself in New York during the incredible but brief “Linsanity” run last season. When the Knicks didn’t match Houston’s free agent offer to Lin, and ended up…

  11. NBA says refs missed a call at the end of Raptors-Bobcats

    Nov 22, 2012, 9:30 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors' Lowry questions a call by a referee during their NBA basketball game against Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte

    This doesn’t happen very often, so when it does, you know it was something egregious. The NBA released a statement saying that the officials missed a foul call at the end of the game between the Raptors and the Bobcats on Wednesday. Charlotte was leading by one, when the ball was inbounded to Andrea Bargnani.…

  12. Al Horford’s little brother reacts to a close-up look at a cheerleader, and it’s priceless (VIDEO)

    Nov 22, 2012, 3:04 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    The young man in the video clip above is the little brother of Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford, and even at his tender age, he already has a fascination with the ladies. The fun took place during Wednesday’s game between the Hawks and the Wizards. While initially distracted by the free candy (because hey, free…

  13. Blazers coach Stotts calls out Meyers Leonard

    Nov 22, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

    Meyers Leonard

    The Suns had no problem with the Blazers on Wednesday, and Portland’s front line defense, or lack thereof, was the main reason why. Marcin Gortat and Jermaine O’Neal combined for 39 points on 18-of-23 shooting, and a lot of those buckets came at the expense of Meyers Leonard. Leonard is a rookie who now has…

  14. Kevin Durant hits courtside fan with a pass, kisses her to apologize (VIDEO)

    Nov 22, 2012, 8:11 AM EST

    Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant is nothing short of a killer on the basketball court, as evidenced by his 35-point effort which helped his team to an overtime win over one of the league’s top teams. But he was able to showcase his softer side at the same time. With just over seven minutes to play in the…

  15. Three Stars of the Night, two Kevins, and one kiss

    Nov 22, 2012, 2:14 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Durant is guarded by Los Angeles Clippers' Griffin and Odom during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Just a monster 14-game slate this Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, so before we give you our Three Stars, let’s break off a few honorable mentions. In Boston, there was Tony Parker shredding the Celtics for 26 points and six assists on 12-of-17 shooting. In Miami, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each had 28 points, but…

  16. Reggie Evans becomes the first player fined for flopping under league’s new rules (VIDEO)

    Nov 21, 2012, 5:25 PM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    UPDATE 5:17 p.m. ET: The Brooklyn Nets Reggie Evans has in fact been fined $5000 for this incident, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Nobody is shocked. He deserved it. 4:44 p.m. ET: Given the fact that Reggie Evans was prominently featured in the video the league showed to teams and media before the season…

  17. Celtics make it official, waive Darko Milicic

    Nov 21, 2012, 5:23 PM EST

    Darko Milicic

    We told you yesterday that this might be coming, and today, the team made it official. The Boston Celtics have waived Darko Milicic, according to a team release. “Darko has asked us to release him so he could deal with a personal matter,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “The whole Celtics family…

  18. Doc Rivers says he didn’t know the details of Rondo’s assists streak, no one believes him

    Nov 21, 2012, 3:53 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo, Doc Rivers

    Remember Rajon Rondo playing through to the end of a garbage-time blowout his Celtics were suffering at the hands of the Pistons on Sunday? Sure you do. It was a disappointing display of individual stat-stuffing, and it couldn’t have happened without the complicity of Rondo’s head coach, Doc Rivers. After the team practiced on Tuesday,…

  19. Zach Randolph explains confrontation with Kendrick Perkins

    Nov 21, 2012, 3:21 PM EST

    Zach Randolph

    Zach Randolph was fined $25K for his role in a locker room area confrontation with Kendrick Perkins, after the two were ejected for on-court jawing during the Grizzlies win over the Thunder last week. Details of the incident were initially vague, but Randolph cleared them up a little bit in a radio interview on the…

  20. Metta World Peace rubs Nets coach Avery Johnson’s head after hitting a three (VIDEO)

    Nov 21, 2012, 11:47 AM EST

    Metta World Peace

    Late in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s win over the Nets, Metta World Peace hit a three from the corner to cut the New Jersey lead to two. There was no celebration, no flexing, and no kissing of his own biceps after doing so. But he did have a little something for Avery Johnson…

  21. Dwight Howard airballs a free throw, laughs about it (VIDEO)

    Nov 21, 2012, 11:21 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers got a solid win over a pretty good Nets team on Tuesday, but struggled mightily from the free throw line in the process. L.A. as a team was 19-of-37 from the stripe, while Dwight Howard had more than half of the attempts, but managed to knock down just 7-of-19. None were worse than…

  22. Lakers hold off Nets in D’Antoni’s head coaching debut

    Nov 21, 2012, 1:57 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni smiles with Pau Gasol of Spain and Kobe Bryant during their NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, as he makes his game coaching debut for the Lakers, in Los Angeles

    Mike D’Antoni made his long-awaited debut as Lakers head coach on Tuesday, but the team’s previous win over the Rockets looked much more like his style. Nevertheless, the substance was there as L.A. overcame some mistakes to get a 95-90 win over the Nets that pushed the team over the .500 mark for the first…

  23. Rasheed Wallace yells ‘ball don’t lie’ after missed free throw from Austin Rivers (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2012, 8:42 PM EST

    Rasheed Wallace

    Rasheed Wallace loves to yell things out to opposing players at the free throw line. We showed you his trash talk at Arron Afflalo last week, and now, we give you Wallace yelling his patented “Ball don’t lie!” at Austin Rivers of the Hornets, after Wallace was whistled for the ticky-tack reach-in, and Rivers clanked…

  24. Anthony Davis out Tuesday vs. Knicks, day-to-day with ankle injury

    Nov 20, 2012, 6:56 PM EST

    Anthony Davis, Samuel Dalembert, Monta Ellis

    New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis will miss Tuesday night’s home game against the Knicks due to an ankle injury, according to multiple reports. Davis has tweaked his left ankle multiple times over the past week, and the injury wasn’t believed to be anything serious. After posting 28 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday in his…

  25. Tony Allen pulls Kenneth Faried’s hair (VIDEO)

    Nov 20, 2012, 6:12 PM EST

    tony allen

    Normally, my stance on players with long hair in professional sports goes something like this: It’s a free country and all that, but just know what you’re doing might make you a target. In the NFL, for example, it’s especially tantalizing for defenders when they see the long flowing locks of their opponent dangling out…

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